Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Salford City 4.
A hat-trick from Ian Henderson inspired Salford to a comfortable victory against Grimsby.
After scoring penalties either side of half-time at Blundell Park, the veteran striker nodded home a third to secure three points.
Richie Towell was also on target from the penalty spot in stoppage time.
Grimsby came close to taking the lead inside five minutes when Salford captain Ash Eastham inadvertently turned a Danny Preston cross inches wide.
After denying Owura Edwards, City goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky was called into action to deny Matt Green on the half-hour - and Salford promptly made their mark at the other end.
Grimsby defender Elliott Hewitt felled Henderson in the box, with the latter dusting himself down to score from 12 yards.
The Ammies turned the screw when Henderson slotted home another in the 63rd minute, before completing his hat-trick with a glancing header.
There was still time for Towell to add his name to the scoresheet after Ludvig Ohman saw red for a challenge on the Salford man.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 5ÖhmanBooked at 90mins
- 21TilleyBooked at 48minsSubstituted forGibsonat 58'minutes
- 10WilliamsSubstituted forStarbuckat 78'minutes
- 7GreenSubstituted forMohsniat 70'minutes
- 3TourayBooked at 89mins
- 17TowellBooked at 56mins
- 10HunterBooked at 28minsSubstituted forCarvalho Andradeat 86'minutes
- 40HendersonSubstituted forSmithat 90'minutes
- 11Carvalho Andrade
- Declan Bourne
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Salford City 4.
Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Salford City 4. Richard Towell (Salford City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) is shown the red card.
Penalty conceded by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Salford City. Richard Towell draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joseph Starbuck.
Attempt missed. Joseph Starbuck (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Salford City. Martin Smith replaces Ian Henderson.
Ibou Touray (Salford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).
Owura Edwards (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Salford City. Bruno Andrade replaces Ashley Hunter.
Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Grimsby Town).
Richard Towell (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ian Henderson with a headed pass.
Attempt saved. Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliott Hewitt with a cross.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Brandon Thomas-Asante.
Attempt blocked. Montel Gibson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Hand ball by Ashley Eastham (Salford City).